[openstack-dev] [Neutron] adding new vendor driver to upstream

Armando M. armamig at gmail.com
Fri Jul 10 23:54:29 UTC 2015

On 10 July 2015 at 16:01, Vadivel Poonathan <vadivel.openstack at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> I have a Neutron plugin (actually a mechanism_driver under ML2) developed
> for Alcatel-Lucent Omniswitches and is currently being used. But it is not
> part of Neutron upstream, nor listed in the docs/wiki section. I tried to
> make it part of Kilo release, but that was when the decomposition proposal
> was going on. Infact i reviewed the blueprint spec and provided some
> comments too. Since i had to decompose my driver as per the Kilo's
> decomposition spec, i deferred it to make it as part of Liberty release.
> Now going thru some wiki pages, blueprint specs etc, i 'm not clear on the
> procedures/criteria to make my driver integrated with upstream Neutron.
> Its all scattered and some says "all vendor code" is moved out-of-tree in
> Liberty, some says only vendor library is moved, some says third-party CI
> system is no longer required, some says it is one of the key requirement.

This is the most up-to-date place to look for to get you started:


There is no wiki afaik, and only one spec that targeted the Kilo release,
so I I'd be curious to know what you mean by 'it's all scattered', as I'd
love to clean this up if possible.

> *So i appreciate if someone could get me the exact step-by-step  procedure
> (the most recent, applicable to Liberty release) to have my driver released
> as part of Liberty and its documentation. *

If you still have questions, feel free to reach us out on


> Here is my objective...
> 1) make my mechanism driver pkg available in the Neutron repository,
> accessible by public
> 2) update my mechanism driver in the list of supported vendor
> plugin/driver page, along with some documentation
> Pls. advise.
> Thanks and Regards,
> Vad
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